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About the Organization

One of the first Capitols teams in the early 80's

One of the first Capitols teams in the early 80's


The Madison Capitols are one of the most extraordinary and illustrious hockey programs in the country. The Capitols pioneered the first AAA program in the State of Wisconsin and have become the model for many other programs, nationwide, that are currently in existence today. The Capitols were established in 1977 by hockey visionaries Marlowe Suter, Paul Ryan, and Steve Badalich. They set out to cultivate a group of young hockey players by exposing them to better coaching, superior training, and the most competitive venues to showcase their talents. This was the birth of the Madison Capitols and has been the driving force, the cornerstone, and the mission of the program since the late 70's.

Few programs nationwide rival the Madison Capitols commitment to skill development, competitive exposure, and coaching expertise. As the pioneer AAA hockey program in the State of Wisconsin, the Madison Capitols have enjoyed one of the longest, richest, and most recognizable hockey traditions in American AAA hockey.